Connect with us
[adrotate banner="51"]

The Fan

Spirit Walk to close a few roads by VCU’s Siegel Center around 5:30 on Tuesday

At approximately 5:30 p.m., students from VCU’s Class of 2020 will walk from the Stuart C. Siegel Center to the 900 and 1000 blocks of Floyd Avenue.

Published

on

From VCU:

Virginia Commonwealth University will host its annual New Student Convocation and Spirit Walk on Tuesday, Aug. 23. As part of the celebration to welcome new students, there will be road closures in the area.

At approximately 5:30 p.m., students from VCU’s Class of 2020 will walk from the Stuart C. Siegel Center to the 900 and 1000 blocks of Floyd Avenue.

In order to ensure the safety of participating students, faculty and staff, the VCU Police Department will briefly close the eastbound and westbound lanes of West Broad Street at the north intersection of Harrison Street for approximately 10 minutes. (The exact start time and length of the closure is subject to change.)

The Spirit Walk route will continue south on Harrison Street, crossing Grace and Franklin streets, and then head east onto the 500 block of Park Avenue. The route will continue south on Linden Street and end at the intersection of Floyd Avenue and Linden Street.

VCU Police will briefly close Harrison Street between Broad Street and Grove Avenue to allow participants to walk the route. Intersections along Harrison Street will be blocked and will open for vehicular travel as soon as participants pass through. VCUPD officers will lead and follow Spirit Walk participants.

Parking on Harrison Street will be restricted from 8 a.m. to 7 p.m.; “no parking” signs will be posted on Harrison Street between Franklin Street and Park Avenue.

Floyd Avenue between Harrison and North Cherry streets will be closed for a freshman student event beginning at 5 a.m. on Aug. 23. The street will reopen at 12 a.m. (midnight) on Wednesday.

Drivers are encouraged to take alternate routes through the area during this time. Suggested alternatives include Leigh Street, Cary Street, Interstate 95 or the Downtown Expressway.

The VCU Police Department is working with Richmond Police and other partners to minimize traffic congestion and ensure the safety of students, faculty and staff.

Image: VCU Spirit Walk

Comments

comments

Richard Hayes is the co-founder of RVAHub. When he isn't rounding up neighborhood news, he's likely watching soccer or chasing down the latest and greatest board game.

Continue Reading
Advertisement

History

State crews to begin dismantling of Lee Monument pedestal today

The pedestal, which effectively became a piece of public art throughout the protests of 2020, will be safely disassembled and kept in storage until a decision about its long term future can be made.

Published

on

From the Richmond Times-Dispatch:

The pedestal that held the now-gone statue of Confederate Gen. Robert E. Lee — and that last summer became a vivid display of frustration toward police violence and systemic racism — will be removed from its place on Richmond’s Monument Avenue by state officials before the end of the year.

The decision, which state officials announced suddenly on Sunday, was the product of behind-the-scenes deliberations between the state and the city of Richmond.

The removal of the pedestal is part of a broader agreement that will result in the city taking ownership of the land, which now belongs to the state. Gov. Ralph Northam’s office said the swift removal of the pedestal was an explicit request from city officials.

Continue reading here.

Comments

comments

Continue Reading

Community

VCU Police Looking for Assault Suspect

On Nov. 28 at 9:50 p.m., a male was assaulted as he and a female were entering a restaurant on the 800 block of West Grace Street on VCU’s Monroe Park Campus.

Published

on

On Nov. 29, 2021, VCU Police received a delayed report of an aggravated assault that had occurred shortly before 10 p.m. on Nov. 28, 2021. VCU Police immediately began investigating the incident.

On Nov. 28 at 9:50 p.m., a male was assaulted as he and a female were entering a restaurant on the 800 block of West Grace Street on VCU’s Monroe Park Campus. As the male entered the front door of the restaurant, he was punched in the face by an unknown, male suspect.

VCU Police detectives are releasing photos of the suspect in an attempt to identify him. Anyone who was in the area at the time and witnessed the incident, or who can identify the suspect, is asked to contact VCU Police.

Anonymous tips will be accepted.

Anyone with information pertaining to this incident can contact the VCU Police Department 24/7. For emergencies, call (804) 828-1234. For non-emergency tips, call (804) 828-1196. Students, faculty, staff and Richmond residents can download the free LiveSafe mobile safety app on a smartphone to submit tips, screenshots, photos and videos directly to VCU Police; tips are monitored 24/7. Tips can also be submitted to Metro Richmond Crime Stoppers at (804) 780-1000 or on the P3 Tips mobile app.

Comments

comments

Continue Reading

Community

Road Closures for the Christmas Parade

Abbreviated version avoid Broad Street and it’s side streets between the Science Museum and the Coliseum on Saturday.

Published

on

Santa is coming to town! Come out and enjoy the Dominion Energy Christmas Parade this Saturday with Chief Gerald M. Smith! We want everyone to have a great time and to be safe. Plan ahead and be aware of the street closures to avoid getting towed and traffic delays.
The following roads will be closed at 5 a.m.
• 900 Block of Terminal Place /Entire Block (Both Sides)
• W. Broad Street (East & Westbound Sides) between Terminal Pl. & N. Allen Ave
• N. Allen Avenue (Northbound Side) between Monument Ave & W. Broad St.
• Broad Street (Westbound Side Only) between N. Allen Ave. & N. 8th Street
• DMV Drive between W. Broad and Leigh Street
• W. Leigh Street between Hermitage Road and the Boulevard
• W. Grace Street between Strawberry and N. Davis Street
• Davis Street (Southbound Side Only) between W. Broad and Monument Avenue
• N. Harrison Street between W. Broad and W. Marshall Street
• N. Allison Street (Northbound Side) between W. Broad & Grace Street
• Lodge Street between Broad and Marshall Street
• N. 6th Street between E. Broad and Marshall Street
• N. 7th Street between E. Broad and Jackson Street
• E. Marshall Street between N. 3rd and N. 7th Street
• E. Clay Street between N. 7th & 8th Street
• E. Leigh Street between N. 4th and N. 9th Street

Comments

comments

Continue Reading

Richmond Weather